What We Inventory

Waterfall near Natchez Trace Parkway
Waterfall near Natchez Trace Parkway.

NPS/Joe Meiman

Conducting a set of basic natural resource inventories is an essential first step towards establishing long-term monitoring.

A suite of inventories conducted by the network helped establish a starting baseline for the work that was to follow. These inventories encompassed plants and animals, soils and geology, water, air, climate, and more. Learn more about the 12 basic inventories.

For details on the specific inventories conducted in Gulf Coast Network parks, see our collection of inventory reports.

Last updated: April 18, 2018